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does WT has driver number limitation?

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I tried to integrate about 2500 drivers - successfuly after installing OS all drivers installed for my hardware. IF i integrate 12000+ drivers after install OS some devices (for example intel ahci storage) does not install any of integrated drivers before. Even when i try to update drivers in device manager there is nothing i integrated in list.

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Holy Crap that's a lot of drivers!  :omg:

I can't imagine what your DriverStore folder looks like.  It must be HUGE!

Typically, I only integrate critical chipset drivers and mass-storage drivers into the .wim files.  

Then I integrate all the drivers during post-install via our SAD (Stand-Alone Drivers Disc) utility via setupcomplete.cmd.

SAD discussion thread (and download): http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?pid=53470#p53470

 

If you integrate too many drivers then your "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore" folder will balloon out of control.  I don't know if there's a hard-limit but I'm pretty sure you broke it! ;)

 

*Edit

There's a max number of network filter drivers.  14.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4deb27fc-33ce-4fc0-a26f-3fec5b57733d/is-there-a-maximum-number-of-network-filter-drivers-in-windows-7

Based on my research, I would like to answer you that the maximum number of network filter drivers in Windows 7 is 14. However, it is hard coded to allow 14 filter drivers. By default, the number is 8. To view the number or modify the number, please access the following registry key:
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\  MaxNumFilters

 

 

Edited by Mr_Smartepants

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i prefer integrating all drivers on directly in OS since winxp.

but i never tried to integrate more than 2000 drivers before in win7.

 

also checked in win7 x32. gonna check if x64 has same issue in next few days.

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Install in VM both with all 12000+ drivers and without.

Then check each "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore" folder and report back the different folder sizes.  You'll see what I'm talking about, and you may change your mind.

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author doesn't answer...

if i integrate 12k drivers i got only 1k integrated in total 

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if i integrate 2600 drivers

i got 2000 drivers integrated in total (thats ok because not all are needed arc)

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Edited by adminxp

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